Akatsuki no Yona Shōjo Fantasy Anime to Be Half-Year Long
posted on 2014-09-28 15:48 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
Voice actress Chiwa Saito announced at the "Hana to Yume Anime Festival" on Sunday that the anime of Mizuho Kusanagi's shōjo manga Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn or Yona, the girl standing in the blush of dawn) will run for half a year, or two cours.
The manga is an "epic fantasy romance set in a country in ruins." Since Yona is the only princess of a grand kingdom, she has been raised with great care by her doting father and protected by her childhood friend/guard Hak and others. However, her fate changes on her 16th birthday, when her beloved cousin Soo-won murders her father to claim the throne. She flees the castle to Hak's hometown and begins her new life.
The series will premiere on October 7.